By Russell Berman - 05/08/12 03:19 PM EDT
Cantor noted that he was in Indiana to help Republican candidates on the ballot. Along with Reps. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) and Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), he is an original member of the “Young Guns” formed to help lead the GOP back into the House majority.
He drew criticism from some fellow Republicans for his support of freshman Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill.) in a primary fight with veteran Rep. Don Manzullo (R-Ill.), which included a donation to a super-PAC whose goal is to defeat incumbents.
Cantor on Tuesday also declined to comment on that anti-incumbent group, the Campaign for Primary Accountability, which is not involved in Lugar’s primary fight against Mourdock.
“I really don’t have anything to comment on that particular super-PAC,” the majority leader said. “There are none of us federal officials that can be connected, involved with these super-PACs and their decisions.”